Sam Polk

Author of For The Love of Money

Founder and Executive Director of Groceryships


At 30 years old, Sam Polk walked away from his multi-million dollar a year hedge-fund trading job to found Groceryships, a non-profit working at the intersection of hunger and obesity. In addition to his position as Executive Director at Groceryships, Sam is also the founder and CEO of Spring Foods, a “B” Corp social enterprise that sells radically healthy, radically affordable ready-to-eat meals in low-income communities.


Sam’s writing has been published on the front page of The Sunday Review in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post,, and The Orange County Register


He has appeared on national television shows including The Today Show, Morning Joe, Oprah, CNN, Tavis Smiley, hundreds of radio networks including NPR, WNYC, as well as dozens of international media appearances.


Sam is a graduate of Columbia University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.